Cian Bolger is the only player to miss out tonight as the Imps look to extend their 100% start to the season away at MK Dons.
The former Fleetwood man has been in fine form so far, but was always going to face a battle to displace Jason Shackell and Michael Bostwick. Shackell, who missed the first three matches of the season through suspension, returned to the side that beat Southend 4-0 at the weekend.
Bolger also started that game, with midfielder Michael O’Connor missing out. He replaced Bostick after half time of the encounter, with both having had less of a pre-season than Danny would like.
This evening, it is Bolger who misses out. He is one of only three players who have played all 397 minutes of the Imps opening four fixtures (stat courtesy of Tom Williams) with Harry Toffolo and midfield dynamo Jack Payne the other two.
It does seem harsh on Bolger who has barely put a foot wrong thus far this season, but as Danny explained before the game it is one area he can rotate the side.
Supporters have responded on Twitter, largely agreeing that it’s harsh, but also that it’s football for you.
I haven’t had much chance to do build-up for this evening’s games sadly, my apologies. It’s not an anti-MK crusade as one person congratulated me on, just a lack of time issue.
Gutted for @CBolger92…..uti!!
— Chris Steadman (@impsteaderz) August 20, 2019
Arguably full strength tonight ??⚪️ #imps
— Kev Barwise (@kevin_barwise) August 20, 2019
Think Bolger has been hard done by..
— Joe (@joerossington87) August 20, 2019
Harsh on Bolger but makes sense
— Ben Franklin (@BFranklin1979) August 20, 2019
Feel sorry for Bolger!
— John Best (@JohnBestpoacher) August 20, 2019
Totally agree with you, but i also felt sorry for O'connor on Saturday, so it's good to see him back in the starting lineup
— Andrew McCracken (@AndrewMcCrack17) August 20, 2019
Surprised Bossie isn’t getting a rest – will probably rotate with Bolger this week.
— Paul Allison (@Paul_DN22) August 20, 2019
Just do what you been doing for the last 4 games play as a team win as a team. COME ON YOU IMPS.?⚪️?⚪️
— fonzy (@impsasone11) August 20, 2019